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Affton School District will start school year entirely virtual

Affton School District will start school year entirely virtual

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 29, 2020

The Affton School District will begin the fall semester with 100-percent distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the district announced Saturday.  The Affton Board of Education voted unanimously 6-0 at a board workshop Saturday in favor of beginning the semester with 100-percent virtual l...

All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. due to nationwide protests

All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. due to nationwide protests

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 1, 2020

All St. Louis Walmarts closed at 5 p.m. Monday due to widespread protests happening in Ferguson and around the country, although it was unclear if any local stores had actually sustained any damage. The stores closing include the Walmarts on Telegraph Road and Kirkwood Road, the closest ones to South...

Affton switches grab-and-go meals to three days a week, opens to all in district

Affton switches grab-and-go meals to three days a week, opens to all in district

April 10, 2020

The Affton School District is one of the local school districts providing free grab-and-go meals during the extended school shutdown due to the coronavirus. As of this week, meal service in Affton no longer requires signup and will extend to all children 18 years of age and younger in the community. Student...

Some areas of South County, St. Louis County hit harder than others by coronavirus

St. Louis County released this geographic data of coronavirus cases Friday, the first time the county's cases had been publicly sorted by ZIP code.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 3, 2020

Updated at 4:25 p.m. April 3 with update on Crestwood and Sunset Hills, plus more North County ZIP codes.  Some areas of South County and St. Louis County are being hit harder by the coronavirus than others, according to data the county released Friday that for the first time breaks down the county...

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

Page, Trakas file to run again; both will have three challengers

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 2, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page will face three challengers in the Democratic primary this August, and Councilman Ernie Trakas also has three challengers for his 6th District seat. Filing for county, state and federal offices for the Aug. 4 primary began in February and ended Tuesday. County exec...

Affton School District lowers its tax rate even more

Affton School District lowers its tax rate even more

October 3, 2019

The Affton Board of Education rolled back the property tax rate for taxpayers in the Affton School District even more this year. The school board unanimously approved the 2019 blended tax rate of $4.9191 Sept. 24. This includes a voluntary tax rollback of 35 cents the board chose to take in 2017, as...

Beck, Unsicker hold joint town hall to review 2019’s legislative session

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, left, and Rep. Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, right,
discuss the highs and the lows of the 2019 legislative session during a town hall
meeting at the Affton Elks Lodge. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

September 10, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com State representatives Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, held a joint town hall this summer to discuss the highs and lows of this year’s legislative session. Beck represents Affton and Concord Village in Jefferson...

Clancy, Page hold 5th District town hall

Sam Page is pictured above at a council meeting last summer before he became St. Louis County Executive.  Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

August 6, 2019

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and Councilwoman Lisa Clancy will host a town hall and open forum for 5th District constituents from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights. The public is invited to join in discussions regarding new technology for St...

Metro had record ridership for Blues Stanley Cup parade, with no security incidents

Metro had record ridership for Blues Stanley Cup parade, with no security incidents

June 20, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Metro St. Louis had a record ridership day and no security incidents Saturday during the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup parade, with an unprecedented 100,000 extra boardings on a single summer Saturday. MetroLink had 100,000 more boardin...

Beck, Unsicker host town hall on 2019 session

Rep. Doug Beck, D-Affton, presents a legislative commendation to retired Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson in June 2018.

May 30, 2019

Reps. Doug Beck, D-Affton, and Sarah Unsicker, D-Shrewsbury, will hold a joint town hall meeting and end-of-session 2019 Missouri legislative wrapup from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at the Affton Elks Lodge, 6330 Heege Road. Stop by to get an update on legislative issues that were voted on in 20...

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